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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2017, XLII/249: 129-132

Title: Phonosurgery treatment options in male to female and female to male transsexuals.

Authors: Kosztyła-Hojna B, Berger G, Gryniewicz V, Tarasów E. 

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Phonosurgery treatment options in male to female and female to male transsexuals.

Kosztyła-Hojna B1, Berger G1, Gryniewicz V2, Tarasów E2.

1Medical University of Bialystok, Poland: Department of Clinical Phonoaudiology and Logopedics; 2Medical Center of Diagnostics NZOZ in Bialystok

The voice is an important part of human identity. The voice is susceptible to impact of hormons mainly sexual hormons. The larynx is one of secondary sex characacteristics. Disorders of voice pose serious obstacle to full social integration in male to female and female to male transsexuals. The causes of transsexuality are still a matter of considerable debate. Now it is considered that, big nucleus suprachiasmaticus in the hypothalamus may be a cause of transsexuality. The aim of phonosurgery in transsexual patients is to gain acceptable voice by the patients. Proper preoperative assessment by the use of HRCT 3D imaging of the larynx and phoniatric counseling yields realistic postoperative results and verify patients expectations.

Key words: fundamental frequency (F0), phonosurgery, vocal fold tension, thyroplasty

Pol Med J, 2017; XLII (249); 129–132